First image of a Black Hole
First image of a Black Hole
Released on April 10, 2019 Scientists have obtained the first image of a black hole, using Event Horizon Telescope observations of the center of the galaxy M87. The image shows a bright ring formed as light bends in the intense gravity around a black hole that is 6.5 billion times more massive than the Sun. This long-sought image provides the strongest evidence to date for the existence of supermassive black holes and opens a new window onto the study of black holes, their event horizons, and gravity. Credit: Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration The image was made by scientists using multiple telescopes & merging their results using a special algorithm created by MIT's Katie Bouman.
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